Public input sought on plan to restore El Paso County waterways


The public is invited to help set priorities for a plan to restore Monument Creek and its tributaries.

A $300,000 state grant was awarded last spring to the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway...

Gov. Hickenlooper orders pesticide-tainted marijuana destroyed

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado's governor ordered the destruction Thursday of marijuana treated with unapproved pesticides, his first action on the matter after months of product recalls and media warnings about unhealthy...

Colorado Springs transgender woman will run for state office


Shari Zabel was inspired to run for state office after she had both good and bad experiences with El Paso County lawmakers while testifying for a bill that would have made it easier for transgender individuals to...

Hickenlooper discusses proposed budget cuts with lawmakers

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is telling lawmakers about his plans to cut college funding and dip into a savings account in a plan to address a big budget shortfall.

Hickenlooper is due before a...

Transportation Triathlon shows perils of alternative transportation in Colorado Springs

By: Maria St. louis-sanchez

A blind man biking through Downtown Colorado Springs Thursday didn't notice the vehicles whizzing past narrow bike lanes, construction prompting him to merge with cars on the road or bike lanes filled with debris...

Cruz, Carson favorites of El Paso County Republicans; Bush gets no votes in straw poll


Ted Cruz and Ben Carson performed the best in Tuesday's Republican presidential candidate debate, according to a small straw poll done at a Colorado Springs watch party.

Cruz received 42 votes and Carson 33...

Final vote split on Colorado Springs medical marijuana moratorium


A hotly disputed medical marijuana moratorium fractured the Colorado Springs City Council's vote Tuesday but won final approval 6-to-3 after seven weeks of haggling.

Citizens testified at length, some...

Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia stepping down for new job opportunity

By: The Associated Press

DENVER — Colorado's lieutenant governor is stepping down to run a higher education commission.

Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia made the announcement Tuesday morning. He says he is leaving the administration to be...